Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry


Forces existing in psychiatry may diminish the importance of psychotherapy training as psychiatrists are increasingly given the task of medication management. Psychotherapeutic relationships can be created in medication management settings, however, and the neglect of concepts such as transference could have deleterious consequences. The authors describe the case of a man with a traumatic brain injury referred for medication management who developed an erotized transference toward his female resident-physician. This case illustrates the concept that an understanding of transference is relevant to the setting of medication management

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